Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Pinckney, 20 March 1793

To Thomas Pinckney

Philadelphia Mar. 20. 1793.

Dear Sir

The death of Mr. Barclay having rendered it necessary to appoint some other person to proceed to Algiers on the business of peace and ransom, the President has thought proper to appoint Colo. Humphreys, and to send on Capt. Nathaniel Cutting to him in the character of Secretary, and to be the bearer of the papers to him. I am to ask the favor of you to communicate to Colo. Humphreys whatever information you may be able to give him in this business, in consequence of the agency you have had in it. I have given him authority to draw in his own name on our bankers in Amsterdam for the money deposited in their hands for this purpose according to the letter I had the honor of writing to you July 3. 1792. I have now that of assuring you of the sincere sentiments of esteem & respect with which I am Dear Sir Your most obedt. & most humble servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (InHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Pinckney esquire.” PrC (DLC). FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DCI). Enclosed in TJ to George Washington, 21 Mch. 1793, and approved and returned by the President the same day (Washington, Journal description begins Dorothy Twohig, ed., The Journal of the Proceedings of the President, 1793–1797, Charlottesville, 1981 description ends , 98).

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